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    September 6, 2010
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feels like fall. it is a chilly morning but tom says the temperature will take off quickly. >> bogus ballots, an investigation into voter fraud. president obama hits the road in an effort to reassure worried americans. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today," i'm eun yang. >> i'm craig melvin. joe krebs is off this morning. it is september 6th, 2010 and it is labor day. take a look outside. sun is starting to come up. beautiful, beautiful morning. the temperature crept up a few degrees since we started here. tom kierein, has nice. >> we fast forwarded the
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calendar and it feels like an late october morning and certainly not like an early september morning. we've got a fresh and cool start. we've got a clear sky now and temperatures only 63 in washington. but just a few miles outside the city, it's only in the 50s now. prince george's, arlington fairfax, only in the upper 40s to near 50 in the shenandoah valley. away from the waters, it's in the 50s on the eastern shore. only near 40 in western maryland and west virginia in many hoekss thanks to a large area of high pressure dominating our weather here and will be in place today giving us another gorgeous day and warm afternoon with low humidity, bright sun. back to work and school tomorrow. it will stay hot on wednesday afternoon as well but not too humid. cooler thursday. how's the traffic? >> good morning. we do have a traffic issue. red line is going to be shut down this morning and all day until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow between the silver spring station and
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the takoma park area. they have shuttle buses to get you through. add 40 min touts your commute. no problems on 395. the lanes are open and center of the screen is the hov. along 270 in the southbound direction, not a whole lot of company to start you off. wide open through frederick down towards the capitol beltway. back to you. decision 2010 is in full swing and today polls will be open again at some locations in maryland despite the holiday. already there's controversy. allegations of voter fraud in prince george's county. kimberly suiters is live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: prince george's state's attorney says this kind of thing wouldn't be resolved until after the election. voters need to know what's going on right now before they head to the ballot box. >> people died for the right to vote is first thought that i
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had. and tricking voters is disgusting and immoral. >> reporter: the kind of wrong a states attorney may find herself wanting to right. >> the literature was being passed out and the authority line comes back to a fictitious entity. there is no entity that put this out. there is no registered entity that put this out. what's going on is illegal. >> reporter: someone official i say they don't know yet who is sending out fraudulent district ballots, they read official democratic ballot prince george's county. but the bogus brochurs indicates that the democratic party supports samuel dean. the real 26 district ballot or slate is titled, democrats 2010 important voting instructions. it supports ra shern baker and
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angela al brooks. >> what i know is this sort of fraudulent behavior ought to stop right now. >> reporter: tit was stopped ths weekend but not before thousands of them went with voters into the booth. the maryland attorney general says set up a hot line. you can call if you've received if you received the bogus ballot. you can e-mail the attorney general if you're concerned about fraud or intimidation in any way. it was just explained to me, there are basically three ballots, a black and white one from the official board of elections. that has all of the candidates on it. no one is endorsed on it. that's the one you want to pay attention to. the other two flyers going out, the bogus ballots, one lists a slate, one claims to be the slate. what one candidate told me is the candidates on the official slate paid to be there and so
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that's why they are upset about the other flyer that claims that they are the official members of the slate. basically you need to do your homework and figure out whom you want to vote for before you cast your vote. i'm kimberly suiters, news 4. back to you. >> you have to do your homework before you go to the polls. thank you. >> another political controversy in the district. ward 1 council member, jim graham is demanding an investigation into who sent out two anonymous robocalls to his constituents. he is running for a fourth term. ward 1 residents received two separate automated calls attacking his character and calling him i am morale. he says the calls are illegal. >> they are illegal because they are anonymous, mass telephone calls. and they are very strict federal
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laws and regulations, relating to identification of persons who send these calls because otherwise, you can imagine what would be happening to every election in america. you just say whatever you please. no identification and walk away. >> both of graham's opponents have said, we want to make it clear they are not associated with our campaign or any known supporters. brian weaver issued a statement, i can say 100% these call dz not come from me, my campaign, nor anyone afifiliated with my campaign. graham says the d.c. police and fbi are investigating. the race for maryland is hitting a crucial stretch and one candidate is going on the attack in a new campaign ad. >> maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. >> former governor bob ehrlich
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released the ad. it shows a mother and small businessman and waterman asking for things like more aid for businesses and schools and more protection for the chesapeake bay. martin o'malley said it's filled with empty promises and false inyou endo. it shows ehrlich is outpacing o'malley in the money race. it appears the red line is back on track and those five closed red line stations should be back open for tomorrow morning's rush. right now the glen mopt, wheaton, silver spring and takoma stops are all closed. metro is offering free shuttle service between the stations. usually state offices are closed on holidays, but some virginia dmvs today are open. 14 across the state will open at 8:00 this morning to the public.
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workers have tried to get through a backlog of applications for driver's licenses and i.d. cards, a computer outage nearly 20 weeks ago stopped the process for pictes, leesburg and wood bridge are among those open until noon today. today president obama will take on his economic agenda. on the road. he's traveling to milwaukee, wisconsin, he's going to hold a rally there. his main message getting 11 million americans back to work on this labor day. the president's rally comes after friday's jobs report shows the unemployment rate has crept to 9.6% in august. that's up from 9.5 in the previous month. the president is also urging congress to approve about $100 billion in tax breaks for small business. 6:08 is the time. still ahead this morning, it is labor day but there is no rest in the gulf. why the week ahead is so important. also, a problem that can't
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be swept under the rug. the makeover mistake inside the newly redesigned oval office. your weather and traffic are next.
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good morning, it's 6:11, i'm tom kierein on this labor day.
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only in the 50s in the suburbs. west of the blue ridge in the 40s. in washington, low to mid-60s near the bay and eastern shore in the 50s. highs in the low to mid-80s and sunshine. and then we cool down on thursday, look a friday and the weekend in ten minutes. how's the traffic now? >> as we do take a spin around the capitol beltway. you have big quiet mess -- no mess actually. those headlights are leaving college park for silver spring into bethesda. as you travel across the american legion bridge, you'll find the disabled vehicle on the shoulder but no longer in the traveled portion of the roadway. lanes are wide open this early morning as we head towards the capitol beltway. across the roosevelt is a-okay as well. 6:12 on this monday. after the break, awful al. some say the redskins are not too pleased with albert
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haynesworth's play, what that could mean for the season opener. why the jetblue flight attendant who became a folk hero may have worked his last flight. police say students are being targeted and they see a very clear pattern.
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seen as safe harbors, but as class are kicking off at the university of maryland, students are being robbed and beaten. two such attacks in the last week and four since students returned to campus. tracee wilkins is live in college park this morning. >> reporter: good morning. university of maryland police want students to understand that things are not safe, specifically in the early morning hours here near campus. they want them to try to learn how to protect themselves. a university of maryland student was attacked by four men walking blocks from the college park campus. it happened 2:00 a.m. sunday morning. they took money out of the student's wallet and left him injured. this the latest in a series of robberies where the victims are students. >> since school has started back, we've had four incidents where victims have been robbed, either in late evening hours or
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early morning hours. in each of knees cases we haven't had definitive information that links them all together yet. >> reporter: police are warning maryland students that they are most likely to become victims during a two-hour span they are calling crime time, 2:00 to 4:00 a.m. >> it is better to travel in pairs. that way if something does happen, you have two sets of eyes as a witness who help us identify potential suspects. >> reporter: last weekend three students were attacked and one robbed while waiting for a campus shuttle. considering the violence of the crimes, many students are beginning to take precautions. >> we do take precautions. i love with one other guy and three girls. we have to be more careful because we have girls in the house. we're careful about looking up the doors. >> knees other crime time posters they have around the university of maryland area, they are asking folks to plan their walk. they are also giving them numbers to call for police
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escorts and also for emergencies, asks them to keep them in their cell phones just in case. they are also asking students to quickly report any incidents that happen. back to you. three people, including two teenage girls are recovering after getting shot last night in d.c. witnesses tell detectives a large crowd was gathered around 53rd street and northeast when they heard gunshots. that's when bullets hit the girls. one has life threatening injuries. so far authorities have not made any arrests. firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a house fire in northeast washington. it started early yesterday morning at a home on minnesota avenue from this cell phone video there. take a look at that huge orange ball of flames. crews say the fire was so intense, the roof and porch both collapse. the home is a total loss. the homeowners were on vacation
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and no one was hurt. this week officials begin two new phases after the gulf oil disaster. over the weekend bp engineers hoisted a failed blowout preventer from the ocean floor. the five-story, 300-ton device will be a key piece of evidence into what caused april's massive oil spill. meanwhile, final preparations will start this week for the bottom kill effort at the leak site. nbc's francesco explains the process. >> reporter: labor day will be the start of major work at the site of nation's worst environmental disaster. >> we should be ready to move forward with the relief well sometime next week. >> reporter: the permanent plugging of the well comes as officials say the danger of another week goes away. >> this well does not statute a threat to the gulf of mexico. >> reporter: sealing the well is one task at hand, the other is the investigation, which took a crucial step over the weekend.
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bp crews hoisted the failed blowout preventer, a 300-ton, 50-foot tall piece of evidence now headed to a nasa facility in louisiana for analysis. >> knowing that we have the piece back on surface and the investigation moving forward, everybody is going to understand what has taken place. >> reporter: marvin morrison, bp's well site leader says finding answers helps honor the 11 men who died. >> they deserve this. they deserve this to come up. we need to find out not only for them and their memories but for the industry. i know they would want it no other way. >> reporter: a hope for answers to the tragedy that's also shared by many along this battered gulf coast. frances coe, nbc news. it will be escorted to a nasa facility in louisiana for analysis. steven slater's dramatic exit from an airplane was his last with jetblue.
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the airline announced slater no longer works for the company. last month he gave national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers in hand. slater says he got frustrated after a passenger hit him with luggage and refused to apologize. now he faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and reckless endangerment for the stunt. just when it looked like albert haynesworth and the redskins patched things up. news that he is unlikely to start the season opener. they go as far as to call his final preseason performance against the cardinals awful. haynesworthwise on the field for all about six plays in the final preseason game in the arizona game, which is very unusual for a veteran player. local college football fans have a lot to look forward to today. the big game, at least in eun
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yang's book is the maryland game in baltimore. virginia tech is also in action tonight, very important early season game, the hokies play boise state, 8:00 fedex field. that is going -- not to say the midshipmen/terp game won't be big -- >> in ipt interest of fairness, go terps and navy. >> go midshipmen -- >> you can say that. >> we can all say go hokies. >> that's right. great football weather too. starting off with a clear sky. 63 in washington, you get a mile away from the water, only in the 50's. highs today into the low and mid-80s. a terrific labor day, great football weather for this afternoon game and tonight's game. then tomorrow, sunny and back to
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work and school in the upper 80s and near 90 on friday. weekend needed rain possible, saturday and into sunday. ashley, how's the traffic? >> a very quiet holiday morning greeting you. as you travel the inner loop, the lone issue has been a disabled vehicle. as you can see they just cleared it completely. all lanes reopen, beltway once again at the quiet calm it once was. 95, no major issues to report. we had an accident 95 south in woodbridge, that's been cleared. no problems to report this early morning. back to you. ashley, thanks. 6:22 is your time. still ahead this morning, if you are on the market for a new car, now could be the time to put the pedal to the metal. why you may not find a better deal for a long time. that white house party crasher, at least one of them addresses a report that she's planning to pose nud for
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there could be controversy brewing over a rug. you may remember the oval office underwent a makeover while the president barack obama was on vacation. now some are saying the fancy rug was quote, has an error. one of quotes reads the arc of
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the moral universe is long but bends -- it is tributed to dr. martin luther king. but it was actually said by theodore parker. the minister said, i do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one and from what i see, i am sure it bends towards justice. the white house stands by the rug and said king did use the phrase and parker's quote is slightly different. mikhail salahi, better known as the white house party crasher now responding to a report that she will take it all off for "playboy." according to the gossip website, tmz, she has a shoot scheduled later this month. but a spokesperson for the salahis says the report is not true. they say it is just another rumor. she's keeping a closed arm, eun yang. >> thank goodness for that. >> you said it, not me.
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>> 6:27 is your time. it is no holiday for many workers in virginia. metro in the midst of historic upgrades that have shut down five stations. we're going to tell you if everything is going to be okay for tomorrow morning's rush. allegations of dirty politics as voters hea
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many of you are waking up to temperatures in the 50s this morning. >> political tricks perhaps and allegations of voter fraud, how someone is using some realistic looking ballots to fool voters. i'm craig melvin in for joe krebs. and i'm eun yang. look at that gorgeous sky. that means the sun is about to come up and tom joins us with another beautiful forecast. a-plus plus for the weekend. >> fabulous weather, great sailing weather on the bay on saturday. we had gusty winds and things settled down yesterday. this labor day morning, many getting ready to do early travel, you should have not have any difficulties travelwise. no precipitation, the radar is rain free scanning the skies around the region. and sunrise is just ten minutes
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away. it's now 63 in washington and it's in the low and mid-60s near the waters. water temperatures are in the 70s. it's only in the 50s away from the waters. and we will have the temperatures quickly climbing with high pressure in place, strong early september sun will heat us up into the low to mid-80s with low humidity. a wonderful labor day. then tomorrow we heat up, and back to work and school. should stay hot on wednesday as well. still not very humid. cooling down thursday, ashley linder, good morning, how's the traffic now? >> on this holiday, we do have hov restrictions lixted along 395 and 66 dulles toll road. as we look at the roadways, 270 southbound, volume on the increase. if you believe that, that is the pace heading down towards the capitol beltway. open and clear and steady. same goes out of virginia, very quiet on the 95 trip.
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395 is also wide open at this early hour. back to you. >> thank you. decision 2010 is in full swing and polls will be open again at some locations in maryland despite the holiday. and already there's controversy. allegations of voter fraud in prince george's county. kimberly suiters is live in the polling station in oxon hill this morning. >> reporter: good morning. one local candidate described it to me this way, there are three sample ballots circulating right now. two of them are basically campaign literature. one of those appears to be illegal. and then there's a third sample ballot, the only legitimate sample ballot coming out of the board of elections. it's up to the voters of prince george's county to sort that all out before they vote. >> people die for the right to vote, is first thought i had and tricking voters is to me disgusting and immoral and wrong
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and illegal. >> reporter: it is the kind of wrong that a state's attorney might find herself wanting to right. fake sample ballots that claim to be official. >> the literature was being passed out and the authority line comes back to a fictitious entity. there is no entity that put this out. there is no registered entity that put this out. what is going on is illegal. >> reporter: someone, and officials aren't saying who the someone is, is sending out fake 26 district ballot. they read official democratic ballot 26th district, prince george's county. the bogus brochure says it supports samuel dean for county executive as well as other candidates. in reality, the local slate, the so-called 26th district team supports ra shern baker and other candidates. it comes from the board of elections, it's black and white,
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titled, important voting instructions. >> who is responsible for this, what i do know, this sort of fraudulent behavior ought to stop right now. >> reporter: it was stopped this weekend but not before thousands of them went with voters into the booth. now, if you think you've been target of one of these fake ballots, you can contact the maryland attorney general's office. you can also send an e-mail on your screen. early voting continues on labor day at the oxon hill library. back to you, craig. before voters head to the polls for the primaries, one candidate for governor in maryland is on the attack in a new campaign ad. >> today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than four years ago. dangerous debt, not enough jobs. >> former governor bob ehrlich
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released the ad shows a mother and small businessman asking for things like more aid for businesses and schools and more protection for the chesapeake bay. o'malley released a statement saying it is filled with empty promises. a report showed that ehrlich raised three times as much money as o'malley in the past two weeks. early voting continues in the district today. election officials say there's a strong turnout in the district polling stations. four new stations open this weekend and more than 3,000 people showed up. people who live in the district can register to vote on the spot before casting a ballot. metro says all work on the red line is on schedule and the five closed stations should reopen in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. right now the glenmont and takoma and forest glen stops are
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closed. metro is offering free shuttle service between the stations. even though it's labor day, 14 virginia dmv offices will be open. a compute glitch stopped i.d.s from being processed. four are open from 8:00 until noon today. in the market for a new car? today may be your lucky day. according to kelly blue book, labor day is when they try to clear out current year models for other models. some have cash incentives up to $5,000, all depends on what kind of car you buy and your credit. still to come on this monday morning, a d.c. council member says he is the target of malicious phone messages. plus a series of violent
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attacks has students on edge. what pattern police say they are seeing. don't be fooled by the cool morning. weather and traffic on the ones right after this.
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it's 6:40 on this labor day. 64 degrees. that almost makes getting up at 3:30 worth it right there. >> almost, right? >> can someone tell me -- >> anacostia. i couldn't make it out there. >> beyond that is prince george's county and the sun is just about to make it above the horizon there. moving down and sunrise just about a minute away. and we've got a clear sky on this labor day morning. a beautiful start to the day. good morning. >> good morning to you, sir. >> we get to see the sun. >> unless it's a really bad night. >> here we don't have any travel problems weatherwise, a lot of people will be hitting the roads. watch out for the hokey caravan coming up this way and the midshipmen and maryland terps will be descending on baltimore. feeling like football weather this morning. only in the 40s and 50s in most
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locations. bright sun and great weather for the afternoon game in baltimore and tonight's game as well. tomorrow, sunshine heating up as we get back to work and school. upper 80s by tomorrow afternoon. may hit the upper 80s again on thursday. a new tropical storm in the gulf of mexico, that will be in ten minutes. how's the traffic? >> let's start off out of virginia, 66 wide open. hov restrictions are lifted due to the holiday. the toll road and route 7 no problems. moving the camera around, around the capitol beltway, all is quiet. no problems to report because of that, coming up 95, lanes are open at speed leaving fredericksburg towards the beltway and 395 also free and clear heading to and across the 14th and taking the freeway towards the anacostia river
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bridges. thanks. those federal holidays keep the roadways clear. president obama hitting the road to push his $100 billion plan to boost the economy. crank calls getting the attention of the fbi. someone going on attack against a d.c. council member. one man gets trapped inside a trench.
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a scary moment on a local construction site in prince joshlg's county. this morning a worker is being treated at the baltimore trauma center after being bury the in a trench. it happened yesterday afternoon outside an apartment building in district heights. it appears that vibrations fro a backhoe caused dirt to collapse on the worker. his fellow workered rushed in to help and it took rescuers another two hours to free him completely. at this point the extent of his injuries are not known. university of maryland students are on edge as a rash of robberies marches the start of the school year. there have been two attacks in
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the last week and four since students returned to campus. tracee wilkins is live with more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. what police here at the university of maryland wants students to be aware of their surroundings. a university of maryland student was attacked by four men. it happened 2:00 a.m. sunday morning. they took money out of his wallet and left him injured. >> since school has started back at the university of maryland, we've actually had four incidents where victims have been robbed, either in late evening hours or early morning hours. in each of the cases we haven't had definitive information that links them all together yet. >> reporter: police are warning maryland students they are most lickly to become victims during a two-hour span they are calling
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crime time. from 2:00 a.m. until 4:00 a.m. >> it's better to travel in pairs, that way if something does happen, you have two sets of eyes as we witness to help us identify potential suspects. >> reporter: last weekend, three students were attacked and one robbed while waiting for a campus shuttle. considering the violence of the crimes, many students are taking precautions. >> we do take precautions, live with one other guy and three girls. we're really careful about locking up the doors. >> reporter: now, university of maryland has signs like this one posted up off campus and on campus reminding students of crime time between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. they are saying that's when most of the attacks are happening. they are telling students to plan their walks and make sure they stay in well lit areas and in large groups. in college park, i'm tracee wilkins, back to you in the studio. this morning d.c. police are investigating a triple shooting that left three people dead and
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two teenagers in the hospital. witnesses told detectives that a large crowd was gathered around 53rd street and northeast around 7:00 last night when they heard gunshots. two teenage girls were hit along with a man. police say one victim has life-threatening injuries. so far no arrest. jim graham says an investigation in under way into who sent out two anonymous robocalls to his constituents. he is running for a fourth term. they received two separate automated calls attacking graham's character and calling him immoral. he says they are against the law. >> they are illegal because they are anonymous mass telephone call and there are very strict federal laws and regulations relating to identification of persons who send these calls. otherwise, you can imagine what would be happening to every
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election in america. you would just say whatever you please, no identification and walk away. >> both of graham's opponents have issued statements, jeff smith says we want to make it clear these calls are not associated with our campaign or any known supporters. brian weaver issued a statement, i can say 100% that these calls did not come from me or my campaign or anyone affiliatewide my campaign. graham says d.c. police and the fbi are investigating. america is making this labor day as a frustrating time for many people. the unemployment rate has hit 9.6% today president obama is taking his economic message on the plan. tracy potts has more. >> reporter: this afternoon, president obama spends labor day with union workers in milwaukee. union leaders say what's been a day of celebration has been a day of frustration for many. >> 11 million people out of work. i have less to be thankful for.
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than those on wall street doing quite well. >> reporter: unemployment creeped up to 9.6% on friday. jobs are being created, but not nearly fast enough to employ the millions left jobless in this recession. today and in cleveland wednesday, the president will talk about the slow recovery and urge congress to approve 100 billion in tax breaks for small business. >> that's what the bottom line is. small businesses are the engine of growth. government doesn't create the jobs. all we do is help train people for those jobs. >> reporter: the unemployment rate could have a big impact on november's elections. democrats are fighting to maintain control, hammered by republicans who blame them for joblessness in america. president obama will also hold a rare news conference this week where jobs will most likely be the number one issue. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. president obama will be in
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wisconsin, joe biden will travel to ohio. the vice president is expected to ride and walk in toledo's annual labor i day parade. back on august 23rd, he toured chrysler's jeep wrangler assembly plant. american troops were attacked for the first time since combat operations ended in iraq. militants attacked a military compound in baghdad. suicide bombers set off a car bomb and killed 12 people and fought their way inside the building before being killed. the u.s. trooped provided cover fire for iraqi soldiers. no u.s. troops were hurt. attackers targeted the same compound three weeks ago and killed 61 iraqi army recruits. craigslist users may notice that something is missing from that popular website now. it's the controversial adult services page. there's now a line with a black bar that says censored.
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this comes after two weeks after 17 states attorney general demanded craigslist close the section. 6:51 is our time. it's time for traffic and weathered to on the one. >> many have big plans, recreation plans. football plans. it's going to be great weather for that. we're going to continue this wonderful pattern into this labor day. good morning, right now at 6:51. the sun is up in a lemon yellow sky looking off to the east. reagan national airport at 63 degrees, where this summer's tally of temperatures for june, july and august making it the hottest on record. right now out in the suburbs though, anything but hot. it is a chilly morning in many locations in montgomery and prince george's counties. only in the mid-50s this morning. farther to the west, it's only
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in the 40s, southern maryland, northern neck around the bay, temperatures in the 60s. away from the waters, it's evenly in the 40s and 50s. right now we've got a new tropical storm that is just brewed in the southwestern gulf of mexico. it's called hermine and hermine has winds of about 40 miles an hour. and it's continuing to track off to the north right now. but the track does take it inland and it does appear it will be moving over south texas and up into central texas. this would be sometime around perhaps tuesday afternoon coming ashore perhaps just to the west of brownsville, texas. not going to be a very strong winds but it's going to be bringing in heavy rain there. for us, we'll have lots of sunshine and temperatures reaching low and mid-80s. a spectacular labor day with a light breeze coming from the south. tonight will be clear and cool again tomorrow morning near 60. we get back to work and school with a mini heat wave heating up
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both days with sunshine and cooling down on thursday and friday, both days in the 70s. over the weekend, a chance for much-needed rain. check the weather any time weather channel on cable. we're starting you off as we should this labor day morning. all hov lanes are open right now and hov restrictions are lifted due to the federal holiday. here's the pace, it's beautiful as you leave university boulevard heading towards connecticut avenue. lanes are open, very few drivers in sight. down 70, quiet past 109. past clarkz burg, the pace is still lovely. as you travel out of virginia, everything is all clear this monday morning. back to you. decision 2010 is in full swing and polls will be open again at some locations in maryland despite the holiday. already there's controversy. allegations of voter fraud in prince george's county. kimberly suiters is live in oxon
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hill with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, eun. we're trying to help voters sort through all of this. basically there are three sample ballots circulating. two of them appear to be campaign literature. one of them is very likely illegal. this is the only official ballot, coming from the board of elections. it's in black and white. it lists all of the candidates and doesn't support any one candidate over the other. just very neutral piece of paper here. it's a booklet to help voters get through this election. take a look at the bogus ballot. competitors who paid to be on a team or slate may not like it, but what makes it illegal is it's anonymity. >> the literature was being passed out and the authority line comes back to a fictitious entity. there is no entity that put this out. there is no registered entity that put this out.
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what's going on is illegal. >> reporter: now the maryland attorney general has set up a hot line. you can call it if you think you've been target of voter fraud. the number 866-298-8245. there's also an e-mail there today. the candidates have been out here bright and early this morning. one even spent the night. he has his whole team over here. they are not leaving until the election is over. early voting starts today at 10:00 a.m. and you want to do your own homework, ignore the campaign literature, do your own homework and vote for the person you think is right for the job. i'm kimberly suiters, back to you in the studio. time now, 6:55, here's a final look at some of the morning's top stories, bob ehrlich is attacking martin o'malley in a new campaign ad which debuts today. there's a new report that shows
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that ehrlich raised three times as much money as o'malley. if you are riding the red line, silver spring to takoma are closed for track work. the transit agency says work is on pace to reopen the closed metro stations tomorrow morning. and select dmv offices across the state of virginia will be open from 8:00 until noon even though it is labor day. for two weeks, customers cannot get new driver's licenses or i.d. cards because of a computer glitch. now there's a backlog. in northern virginia and alexandria and fair oaks and wood bridge are all open from 8:00 a.m. until noon. holiday forecast looking good. >> a beautiful pattern here today for outdoor recreation and travel plans and football plans later today, great weather. highs reaching low to mid-80s but it will be comfortably dry, not much humidity around. we get back to work and school
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on tuesday, heating up to the upper 0's, but cooler thursday and friday. into next weekend, there's a chance for much needed rain. highs in the low to mid-80s. both saturday and sunday could get showers. that's the way it looks right now. >> that is "news 4 today" on this labor day. thanks for starting with us. >> the "today" show is next, we start tomorrow morning at hey, let me see that map for a second. just drive, we'll get there! adventure runs on dunkin', with our lineup of oven-toasted breakfast sandwiches. from egg white flatbreads to bagel sandwiches, grab your favorite just the way you like it.
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